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Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in name. In reality, they are piloted by the Eighty-sixers—those considered to be less than human and treated as mere tools. Determined to achieve his own mysterious ends, Shin, the captain of Spearhead Squadron, which is comprised of Eighty-sixers, continues to fight a hopeless war on a battlefield where only death awaits him.

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The best episode of "86 EIGHTY-SIX" is "Handler One", rated 9.7/10 from 1493 user votes. It was directed by Toshimasa Ishii, Ryuta Kawahara and written by Toshiya Ohno. "Handler One" aired on 3/20/2022 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Shin".

  • Handler One
    9.7/10 1,493 votes

    #1 - Handler One

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2022-03-20

    The operation to destroy the Morpho was a success, and Shin and his team fulfilled their promise to return to the Federacy alive. After enjoying a brief respite, they once again wished to serve in frontline units, but they received a certain notice from Ernst. After crossing the deadly battlefields of the Republic, they arrived at a new meeting in the Federacy. They fight, suffer, and see a ray of hope. This is a story of boys and girls who have begun to move little by little. At the end of their journey, what is reflected in their eyes?

    Director: Toshimasa Ishii, Ryuta Kawahara

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • Shin
    9.6/10 1,532 votes

    #2 - Shin

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2022-03-13

    At the end of it all and left behind once more, Shin is at the brink. Just then, someone appears, in a sea of red flowers...

    Director: Toshimasa Ishii

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • Goodbye
    9.3/10 943 votes

    #3 - Goodbye

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-06-06

    Shin confronts his brother deep within Legion held territory. But even if he wins, there's no going back.

    Director: Ryuta Kawahara

    Writer: Chiaki Nagai

  • All That's Left
    9.3/10 701 votes

    #4 - All That's Left

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2021-12-26

    The members of Nordlicht drop out one by one in the face of the Legion's onslaught, and Shin is left to face the Morpho alone.

    Director: Ryoh Ando

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • Even So
    9.2/10 806 votes

    #5 - Even So

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2021-10-31

    The Legion's large-scale offensive begins, and the Spearhead crew are sent into the thick of the fighting. But even back at base, there's no safety to be found...

    Director: Ryoh Ando

    Writer: Chiaki Nagai

  • Here We Go
    9.0/10 756 votes

    #6 - Here We Go

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2021-06-20

    Spearhead Squadron comes to the end of their long road, and a new journey begins for Lena...

    Director: Ryoh Ando

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • Let's Go
    8.8/10 706 votes

    #7 - Let's Go

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-05-30

    Spearhead is given orders to undertake a pointless march into enemy territory, and not to stop until they're dead. Lena tries her best to stop this suicide mission from happening.

    Director: Takashi Yasui

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • Glad to Be Here
    8.8/10 663 votes

    #8 - Glad to Be Here

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2021-10-17

    The crew of Spearhead find themselves back on the battlefield, as the tide of the war turns against the Federacy.

    Director: Satsuki Takahashi

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • Thank You
    8.7/10 718 votes

    #9 - Thank You

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-06-13

    The crew of Spearhead has left on their final mission, never to return home. What awaits them outside the borders of their home?

    Director: Satsuki Takahashi

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • I Won't Forget
    8.7/10 639 votes

    #10 - I Won't Forget

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2021-11-07

    As the war with the Legion rages on, the enemy makes a final march towards the Republic of San Magnolia. Lena waits to stop them, but...

    Director: Toshihiro Maeya

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • I'm With You
    8.6/10 695 votes

    #11 - I'm With You

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-05-09

    Lena learns the truth about the upcoming end of the war, and how the Legion is a much more deadly threat than she though.

    Director: Satsuki Takahashi

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • Will You Remember Me?
    8.6/10 682 votes

    #12 - Will You Remember Me?

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-05-23

    As the day of the festival arrives, Lena and Shin watch the fireworks and enjoy a brief respite from their battles.

    Director: Tomohiko Ito

    Writer: Chiaki Nagai

  • The Truth Is
    8.6/10 533 votes

    #13 - The Truth Is

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2021-11-21

    The team prepares for a final suicide mission against "Morpho," a massive railgun Legion capable of single-handedly turning the tide of the battle.

    Director: Yoshinobu Tokumoto

    Writer: Kurasumi Sunayama

  • Through to the End
    8.5/10 682 votes

    #14 - Through to the End

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-05-16

    Spearhead enjoys a brief respite near the cherry blossoms outside the wall, but a deadly attack brings the dangers of war even closer to home.

    Director: Kuniyasu Nishina

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • Welcome
    8.4/10 662 votes

    #15 - Welcome

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2021-10-03

    Spearhead awakens to find themselves in a strange new land, while Lena continues her battles as a Handler.

    Director: Ryoh Ando

    Writer: Chiaki Nagai

  • Stay This Way Forever
    8.4/10 492 votes

    #16 - Stay This Way Forever

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2021-12-05

    Nordlicht finds themselves up against a massive foe in the middle of enemy territory, with no hope of escape and no reinforcements coming to help.

    Director: Ryuta Kawahara

    Writer: Chiaki Nagai

  • I Don't Want to Die
    8.3/10 763 votes

    #17 - I Don't Want to Die

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-04-25

    Lena finds herself growing closer to the Spearhead squadron, or so she thinks. But a deadly battle drastically changes her perspective.

    Director: Ryoh Ando

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • Real Name
    8.3/10 707 votes

    #18 - Real Name

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-05-02

    After a brutal death, Lena comes to terms with her real status as an Alba, and what it means to force another to fight for your sake.

    Director: Ryoh Ando

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • It's Too Late
    8.3/10 612 votes

    #19 - It's Too Late

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2021-10-10

    The members of Spearhead are given a brief respite from the war. But is it alright for them to enjoy themselves when so many have fallen?

    Director: Takaaki Ishiyama

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • Together Unto Death
    8.1/10 481 votes

    #20 - Together Unto Death

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2021-12-19

    Deep in enemy territory, with supplies running low and damage piling up, Nordlicht makes a final desperate march towards Morpho.

    Director: Jun Shinohara

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • Spearhead
    7.9/10 744 votes

    #21 - Spearhead

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-04-18

    As Lena lives a life of safety and comfort inside the walls of her city, the 86ers fight a terrible battle against an unstoppable and inhuman enemy.

    Director: Kuniyasu Nishina

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • Welcome Back
    7.8/10 588 votes

    #22 - Welcome Back

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2021-10-24

    The members of Spearhead are reunited as a massive Legion offensive looms. With the next deadly phase of the war almost here, how will they spend their remaining hours?

    Director: Ryuta Kawahara

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno

  • Undertaker
    7.7/10 824 votes

    #23 - Undertaker

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-04-11

    The Republic of San Magnolia fights a safe humane war using drones. In reality, however, the drones are piloted by humans called 86s, who are called “pigs” and considered less than human.

    Director: Toshimasa Ishii

    Writer: Toshiya Ohno